Rare and Fine 18th Century Manhattan Stoneware Jug w/ Incising and Two-Color Slip

October 28, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 61

Price Realized: $265.50

($225 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare and Fine Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Incised Floral Decoration with Two-Color Slip, Manhattan, NY origin, late 18th century, ovoid jar with footed base and heavily-tooled neck, the front decorated with an incised floral design featuring graduated petals and a stem formed with a multi-tined stylus. Decoration filled with cobalt slip, along with a brownish slip composed of manganese or iron applied to two leaves and center of blossom. Reverse with cobalt-and-brown-slip highlight to lower handle terminal and brown slip highlight to upper handle terminal. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased by the consignor decades ago. Large spider crack on side of jug, extending onto front. An in-the-firing contact mark / surface flake to front. Other lesser, typical firing flaws to surface. A V-shaped crack to spout indicates a section of the spout is probably reglued.

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